Checking out geology with future science teachers (Day 5)
June 7th, 2014
Copper Basin (Ducktown, TN) and geology in the Valley and Ridge and Cumberland Plateau
By research experience coordinator Dr. Mark Abolins
Photo: pre-service teachers An Nguyen (left) and Brandi Bomar (right) examine a graben in the Cumberland Plateau near Dunlap, TN
On the final day of the five-day trip, the future science teachers left Murphy, NC and traveled back to the research experience site in Murfreesboro, TN. On the way, the future teachers learned about mining and environmental restoration in the Copper Basin (Ducktown Museum, Ducktown, TN), learned to measure the strike and dip of strata at Harrison Bay State Park in the Valley and Ridge of Tennessee, and examined minor faults and folds in the Cumberland Plateau near Dunlap, TN.
Ducktown Museum: http://www.ducktownbasinmuseum.com/